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Crimes reported at voting stations in Mexicali

Violence rises on election day in Baja California

MEXICALI, B.C. (KYMA, KECY) - Election Day may be over in Baja California, but it's also the most violent elections the state has experienced.

The Baja California Attorney General's Office reported 97 incidents in Mexicali last Sunday during Election Day. Police say they suspended voting centers after receiving reports of people stealing ballots.

While in Tijuana, officials say they found human body parts at voting centers. In addition, they arrested 49 people but didn't disclose if those arrested had to do with those violent crimes.

Residents waited two hours to cast their ballots but stayed to make sure their votes were counted to make a difference. It appears Marina del Pilar Ávila is the winner for the new governor in the state.

The final results of the vote count will begin next Wednesday by the State Electoral Institute.

Local Politics / Mexico
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